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Chief Human Resources Officer

Central Arizona College
Coolidge, Arizona

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Human Resources & Employee Development
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Join a team dedicated to creating a world class learner experience and making Central Arizona College (CAC) a great place to work by providing leadership and strategic direction for Human Resources/Talent Development operations in an effective and efficient manner. Central to this position is to foster an organizational climate that fosters equity and inclusivity and supports CAC values of accountability, community, and trust. Using independent judgement with minimal supervision, responsibilities include oversight of all functions of Human Resources/Talent Development including employee relations, professional development, talent acquisition, employee benefits, and compensation and classification systems. This position serves as the liaison between the College’s legal team and ensures compliance with laws and institutional policies.


  • Establish and implement initiatives that effectively support the College’s mission, vision, and wildly important goals (WIGs) of creating a world class learner experience and making CAC a great place to work.
  • Collaborate with College leadership to enhance the employee experience.
  • Develop and maintain a climate that is responsive to employee development, performance, and satisfaction by fostering excellence, development, and mutual respect.
  • Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all processes.
  • Develop, implement, and administer comprehensive compensation, classification, and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Administer and provide oversight for essential Human Resources/Talent Development functions including, but not limited to, employee relations, professional development, employee evaluations, and employment policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure the College consistently and fairly applies laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to employment. Serve as a liaison between legal counsel and administrative staff on employment issues.
  • Investigate employee grievances and complaints, and violations of employee policy and/or procedure, including EEO and sexual harassment, by gathering evidence, preparing reports, interpreting findings of research to draw conclusions, taking corrective action, and/or making recommendations to administration as appropriate. May work in conjunction with legal counsel.
  • Direct and oversee recordkeeping in accordance with legal requirements. Serve as the custodian of records with regards to employment files.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor Human Resources/Talent Development budgets.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends, inspect processes and procedures to promote optimal services and operational efficiency in an agile and flexible manner.
  • Serve on appropriate teams, committees, and councils.
  • Works with outside agencies and organizations appropriate to the position.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate.


  • Knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of human resources and organizational management.
  •  Knowledge of college administrative processes, including policy development and implementation, and shared governance. 
  • Knowledge of various methods, techniques, and practices involved in the administration and operation of job classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, and activities.
  •  Skill in effective interpersonal communications (both orally and in writing). 
  • Skill in administration and operation of the various human resource functions.
  •  Ability to work independently or as part of team to apply workflow processes to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to analyze situations, develop solutions, and make independent decisions based on established guidelines
  •  Ability to interact collaboratively with applicants, college officials, constituency groups, managers, various department representatives, and the college community at large. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with external agencies and citizen stakeholders.


Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years applicable experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in human resources, business management, or related field.
Master’s degree in human resources or related field and five (5) years of experience in human resources.

  • Experience with relational databases or other HRMS systems.
  • 5+ years leading multiple human resource functions.
  • Manager level human resource experience in college or university OR similar complex institution.
  • Experience developing and improving institutional wide initiatives, policies, and programs.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and improving human resource policies and programs in support of institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion values and goals.
  • Experience working with advisory and constituency groups on behalf of the human resource function.

SPECIAL POSITION CONDITIONS:  Districtwide travel will be required. Evening and weekend duties may be required to support talent development activities.

SALARY:  $88,805.00 - $94,133.00 (Dependent upon qualifications.)


APPLICATION INFORMATION:  The application packet must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume  
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts reflecting the required degree or course work.

Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Background Verification:  As a condition of employment, all candidates accepting an offer of employment for a full-time, part- time, temporary, student worker, or volunteer position, will be required to undergo a background verification.  The check will be conducted by third party agent,  Employment with Central Arizona College is contingent upon the successful completion of the background verification.  The college does not accept responsibility for information errors reported by during the background process.   The level of the background verification for this position is: Executive level.

Central Arizona College (the College) is committed to provide equal employment opportunity in decisions involving hiring, evaluation, promotion, advancement and discipline, and educational opportunity to all applicants and employees.  The College will hire without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.


Welcome to Central Arizona College! We invite you to make Central Arizona College your employer of choice. Join our dedicated, award-winning faculty and see our quality classroom facilities and equipment. Central Arizona College is a fully-accredited, comprehensive community college with a national reputation for academic and athletic excellence. As a state public institution of higher education, Central Arizona College is a multi-campus community college serving primarily the people of Pinal County. The open door concept provides access to educational opportunities for people with diverse interests, talents, abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds, and ethnic views. We are a learning institution committed to excellence in learning; student achievement and success; leadership and service to community; and providing a quality environment for achieving personal excellence and growth. We invite you to join us.
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